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Congratulations GROUND UP Journal

Congratulations to the LAEP’s own GROUND UP Journal for winning the Communications Honor Award for their journal’s second issue, Grit, in the 2013 ASLA Student Awards.

Support a great student publication by purchasing the second issue here or by answering their call for submissions, which is accepting submissions on a rolling basis until Jan. 5, 2014.

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GROUND UP Journal’s issue 02 Launch Party May 17

It’s here – GROUND UP Issue 02: GRIT is hot off the presses!
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Please join us for the Issue 02: GRIT Launch Part on Friday, May 17th from 7:00 – 10:00 PM on the 2nd floor lobby and courtyard of Wurster Hall at the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design.
Festivities will include music, food, drinks (beer generously provided by Linden Street Brewery for those 21+) and the opportunity to meet contributing authors and the GROUND UP Journal team. Guests welcome
Issue 02: GRIT and Issue 01: Landscapes of Uncertainty will be available for purchase at a special discount of $20 each (or both for $35).
GRIT delves into issues of creative resolve in landscape architecture and related design fields.
More details on www.groundupjournal.org, Facebook and Twitter, too

pics from last year… hard to believe it’s already been a year

Our guest of honor, CED Librarian, David

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April 2+3: GROUND UP Journal + LAEP Present Julie Bargmann, D.I.R.T. Studio

GROUND UP Journal + the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning proudly present:

JULIE BARGMANN, D.I.R.T. Studio | WORKING TRACES | Spring Lecture Series
Tuesday, 04/02/13 6:30pm – 8:30pm, 112 Wurster Hall

Evidence of multiple site histories lurks beneath urban expanses of weeds and asphalt. To reframe vacant land as full becomes the primary act of design, unearthing the embodied energy of men, women and children who once labored there. To work with these traces inspires the next generation of a renewed landscape of ecological and cultural production.

 

Julie Bargmann is internationally recognized as an innovative designer in building regenerative landscapes and with interdisciplinary design education and associate professor the the University of Virginia, where she teaches graduate design studios and seminars. Her ongoing design research Project D.I.R.T. (Design Investigations Reclaiming Terrain) continues to excavate the creative potential of degraded landscapes. Project D.I.R.T explores past and present industrial operations and urban processes in relationship to ecological systems, cultural constructs and emerging technologies. From closed quarries to abandoned coal mines, fallow factories and urban railyards, Bargmann joins teams of architects, artists, engineers, historians and scientists to imagine the next evolution of these working landscapes.
GRIT: Creative Resolve in Design is the theme of UC Berkeley’s GROUND UP Journal’s 2nd edition.
DOOR SURVEY: Help define the best acronym for G.R.I.T. Winner will be announced at the Berkeley Thunderdome the following day

 

 Berkeley Thunderdome

Welcome to the Berkeley Thunderdome

Wednesday, 04/03/13 12:00pm – 2:00pm, Gallery 121 Wurster Hall
Round One of the CED’s premier debate series, featuring Julie Bargmann and Walter Hood
and moderated by Kristina Hill.

ground up journal berkeley landscape architecture

GROUND UP Journal

IS the student journal of the Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning at University of California at Berkeley.

IS an annual print and web publication intended to stimulate thought, discussion, visual exploration and substantive speculation about emerging landscape issues affecting contemporary praxis.

IS an examination of a critical theme arising from the tension between contemporary landscape architecture, ecology and pressing cultural issues.

IS intended as a discursive platform to explore concepts grounded in local issues with global relevance.

WILL be guided by the interests of our readers and collaborators. We operate on an open call with invited entries from academics, practitioners, students, designers, scientists, and activists.

Take part!

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Call for Submissions: GROUND UP Journal, due January 13th, 2012

Groundup journal UC Berkeley ASLA American Society of Landscape Architects

We are proud to announce a Call for Submissions for GROUND UP, the new student publication of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at UC Berkeley.  GROUND UP is is an annual print and web publication intended to stimulate thought, discussion, visual exploration and substantive speculation about emerging landscape issues affecting contemporary praxis.

Each edition will examine a critical theme arising from the tension between contemporary landscape architecture, ecology and pressing cultural issues.  The publication is intended as a discursive platform to explore concepts grounded in local issues with global relevance. We aim to cultivate action through this discourse, exploring paradoxes of the contemporary landscape.  The breadth of this discourse will be guided by the interests of our readers and collaborators. We operate on an open call with invited entries from academics, practitioners, students, designers, scientists, and activists.

ISSUE ONE: LANDSCAPES of UNCERTAINTY

The inaugural edition of GROUND UP examines the impact of recent radical economic, political and ecological shifts on the landscape. Previous models of prediction, projection, and simulacra are now obsolete, demanding new conceptual and spatial frameworks. The freefall of the economy leaves vacant space and spurs inventive reclamation through collective action. Drastic environmental transformation forces new paradigms of building, thinking, and living.

What will be the character of space that emerges from this instability? How can design tactics initiate succession of under-used space? How do we represent process and temporality over traditional determinism? How long is temporary? Facing uncertainty in the landscape, how do we adjust our way of thinking to move past merely physical proposals to more open-ended operational strategies?

For submission details, please vist www.groundupjournal.org, you can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

Take part!  GROUND UP.